Public unions are misleading staff
Published 20/01/2010 | 05:00
PUBLIC sector union leaders are misleading their members if they think industrial action (either strikes or a bizarrely titled "work-to-rule") can force the Government to reverse the pay cuts announced in December's Budget.
Even with the modest improvement in the public finances at the end of the year, the fact that the Exchequer deficit was 11.4pc of GDP for 2009 means there is no room for manoeuvre.
The inflation figures published last week indicate the CPI is now back at the level it was in February 2007.